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JOB INFORMATIONRequisition ID: 7617
Number of Vacancies: 11
Department: Track & Structures (20001107) – Asbestos (30000467)
Salary Information:  $25.52  –  $33.13
Pay Scale Group:  WG4
Employment Type:  Regular
Weekly Hours:
  40 Off Days:  Various   Shift:  Various
Posted On:  May 15, 2023
Last Day to Apply: May 21, 2023
Reports to: Foreperson

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is North America’s third largest transit system and has been recognized as one of the top places to work in the GTA. Guided by a forward-thinking strategic plan, the TTC’s vision is to be a transit system that makes Toronto proud. The TTC’s recruitment efforts are directly aligned to its mission of providing “a reliable, efficient, and integrated bus, streetcar and subway system that draws its high standards of customer care from our rich traditions of safety, service and courtesy.”


  • We are currently seeking Asbestos Removers.
  • This posting is for eleven (11) positions with various work reporting locations, which may vary as directed by work assignments.
  • The Asbestos Removers will be required to work various shifts as part of the 3-year lock in period.



  • Responsible for site preparation, and the removal of asbestos/mould contaminated materials
  • Chiselling, scraping, sweeping, shovelling, and bagging asbestos/mould contaminated materials in accordance with strict procedures and government regulations concerning personal safety and asbestos/mould handling
  • May also be assigned to general labouring duties, the removal of manmade mineral fibre (MMMF), and snow removal when not involved with asbestos/mould removal projects
  • Performing tasks that are heavy in nature and involve exposure to dirt, noise, wetness and working from heights
  • Performing work in subway tunnels, with occasional work in office buildings, garage and shop location
  • Responsible for treating passengers and/or employees with respect and dignity and ensuring the needs of passengers or employees with disabilities are accommodated and/or addressed in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and Related Orders so that they can fully benefit from the TTC as a service-provider and an employer


  • You require a grade 10 education or its equivalent through practical experience
  • Ability to comprehend verbal and written instructions
  • A valid (non-probationary) Class G Province of Ontario Drivers Licence

As the successful candidate:

  • You must be clean shaven and certifiable to wear a breathing apparatus
  • Must pass a medical exam and pulmonary function test
  • You must have or successfully obtain the Asbestos Abatement Worker (AAW)253W certification as per the Occupational Health & Safety Act
  • You will be required to successfully complete various TTC training programs such as Subway/SRT Rule Book, as well as programs for the operation of a TTC vehicle, transportation of dangerous goods, forklift, power fastener, scissor lift/power boom operations, fall arrest/safety harness, emergency first aid, WHMIS, C.P.R. and power cut monitoring
  • Must have or rapidly acquire a comprehensive knowledge of the Ontario Human Rights Code and Related Orders including disability accommodation and accessibility requirements pertaining to passengers and employees

The TTC is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, anti-racism and inclusion in the delivery of its services and in its workplaces. The TTC is committed to fostering a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities it serves at all levels of the organization, and supports an inclusive environment where diverse employee and community perspectives and experiences bring value to the organization. The TTC encourages applications from all applicants, including members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including but not limited to, Indigenous, Black and racialized groups, people with disabilities, women and people from the LGBTQ(IA+) community. The TTC values and supports an inclusive and barrier-free recruitment and selection process.

Accommodations for applicants are available upon request throughout the recruitment and selection process, including for those who identify as having a disability. Please contact Talent Management at (416) 393-4570. Any information received related to an accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

The TTC’s policy prohibits relatives of current TTC employees from being hired, assigned, transferred or promoted into positions, where there is a conflict of interest due to a relationship. Should you be selected for an interview, you will be required to disclose the name, relationship and position of any relative who is a current TTC employee.

We thank all applicants for their interest but advise only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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